The most frequent bladder cancer symptom is blood in the urine (hematuria), which causes the urine to appear rusty or deep red in color. However, hematuria cannot always be detected by the naked eye, and it can be a symptom of other conditions such as kidney or bladder stones or urinary tract infection.
Other bladder cancer symptoms may include:
- Changes in bladder habits
- Painful urination
- Frequent urination
- Having the urge to urinate
These symptoms do not always mean you have bladder cancer. However, it is important to discuss any symptoms with your doctor, since they may signal other health problems.
In rare cases, bladder cancer can be passed down from one generation to the next. Genetic counseling may be right for you. Visit our genetic testing page to learn more.